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Ken Thoreson

Gourmet Living: Creating a Recipe for Personal & Professional Success


Ken Thoreson cranks up the excitement, business profits, and fun as he shares lessons he's learned from working with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals. Incorporating his passion for the culinary arts into this memorable event, Ken demonstrates how to mold personal ingredients for success with leadership and self management into a rmenu for professional and personal success.  Borrowing a simple recipe that's easy to follow and provides consistent results, this compelling keynote examines why so many organizations and individuals fail to build a model/menu that drives them to achieve lifelong success.  His theme of "Take Action, Stay Positive" leaves his audiences with a memorable and impacting event.


  • A Gourmet Life
  • Why Winners Win
  • The Risk of Professionalism
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime
  • Choosing Your Mantra
  • Your Life's Pizza
  • The Passion of Impact
  • Why its important to align the soul of the individual with the goals of the organization.
  • The secrets of creating a Menu for Life, work and personal balance.
  • How to find personal ingredients for success.


  • Personal ingredients for life-long life success.
  • Creating a Menu for Life
  • Developing a work and personal balance plan.

As a bonus: Ken's expertise in sales management allows him to tailor a special sales leadership/management workshop for  his clients Sales Manager's prior to his keynote program.

Ken  has more than 20 years of software/technology solutions sales management experience, including 17 years  in niche market distribution with emerging and high-growth national companies. The sales leadersship thought leader is well known for his expertise in sales execution, channel management, revenue generation, sales analysis, forecasting, recruitment, and training within the sales function.

Prior to founding Acumen Management Group in 1998,  he led development-stage, entrepreneurial, and $200-million national vertical software sales organizations as vice president of sales. He has authored 4 books: three on sales leadership based upon his award winning blog: Your Sales Management Guru and a fourth based upon his keynote program.

Ken is frequently invited to speak at major technology and sales industry conferences, including Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conferences, Cisco Systems Worldwide Partner Conference,  Sales and Marketing Executives International Conference (SMEI), CA World, TechData/TechSelect Member Conferences,  Microsoft Solution Partners Meeting, Microsoft Business Solutions Stampede, Ingram Micro's Venture Tech, SAP, CMP/VARBusiness XChange Conferences, SAGE, SAP Partner Conference, SolidWorks World, Gartner IT Visionshare, CompTIA BreakAway, NASBA Management Academy, He has authored many articles spanning a variety of sales management topics, which have appeared in Personal Selling Power, VARBusiness,  Reseller Management, Business Products Professional, Dental Practice Success, Minnesota Technology, Minnesota Business & Opportunities, SmartReseller, and  is currently a columnist for Redmond Channel Partner Magazine.



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Topics: Attitude, Business Growth, Change, Peak Performance, Success, Leadership

Industry specialties: Information Services, Technology

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“Success Simplified”
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